If your dream has always been to have some land, a pond, a great, updated farmhouse and room for your own business, then your dream has just come true. This week s featured home, 14466 Yankee Road in Ottawa Lake, MI, has all this and more.
The entire property is welcoming, from the long double driveway to the mature trees. A poured, stamped walkway leads to the sweeping front stairs of the home. A front door with gingerbread trim opens to the enclosed front porch the type of porch that just begs you to pause for a moment for a glass of sweet tea.
But wander inside, and you ll step into a gracious living room with a spectacular built-in bookcase/entertainment center. It perfectly frames a side window.
An arched doorway leads to the dining room. This lovely space is marked by a bay window and charming chandelier. A staircase to the left leads to the second story of the home.
Beyond the dining room is the very large kitchen. Much of this space has been added on to the home, but one would never know it was an addition it integrates perfectly with the rest of the home.
Included here are an enormous work island lit by pendant lamps, white cabinetry with beadboard trim, black appliances including a built in gas cooktop and double wall ovens, and stone-look countertops. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a full size dining table, as well as a cozy fireplace, a built in desk, and a glass front cabinet for displaying your finest dishes.
Off the kitchen is the master suite, marked by a high ceiling with crown molding and a ceiling fan. A large walk in closet and a private bath with a furniture-look vanity make this a perfectly romantic spot.
Nearby are a laundry room, complete with oak cabinets and a sink; a pantry; a mudroom; and conveniently close to it, a powder room. There is also a back door here to the large concrete patio there is another back door from the kitchen and the stairs to the basement.
The basement includes a finished family room and a pool room. The rest of the ample space is used for storage.
The second floor includes four generous bedrooms, each with a double closet. They share a full bath. One of the bedrooms boasts a tray ceiling; another bedroom has built-in drawers.
At the back of the house is that large patio mentioned earlier, practically a room in its own right. Surrounded by a perennial shade garden, it is the perfect place to relax on a summer afternoon. Nearby is the farm s old chicken coop, which would make an ideal potting shed.
Near the house is the two car garage, and next to that is a large barn with an attached office. The office makes doing business a pleasure, with oak floors and a tall vaulted ceiling. It is plumbed for a half bath, and there is a kitchenette in the barn. Also on the property are a chicken coop and an 80 x120 pole barn.
Finally, what better way to cool off on a hot day than with a dip in your own pond? The swimming pond here is stocked with fish, has a deck, and is equipped with lights and an aerating fountain.
Whether you are raising a family, running a business, want to get away from it all or all of the above, this may just be your dream property.
The home at 14466 Yankee Road in Ottawa Lake, MI, is listed at $749,900 by Tony Bassett of The Danberry Company. The home will be open Sunday, July 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For a private appointment, please call Tony at 419-340-7843..